Today, I had everything I ever wanted for a few minutes, and it was beautiful. It always seems that my youngest hits me with his heaviest questions when it’s just the two of us in the car. I don’t know if there’s something confessional or scholarly about my demeanor when I’m driving that makes him […]Read more "My Future Minister"
Originally posted on CBS DC:
UPDATED: August 17, 2014 12:02 p.m. FERGUSON, Mo. — The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a St. Louis suburb where a black,…
It’s been a hell of a month in St. Louis, and you know what they say… Laughter is the best medicine. Join us for a Happy Hour & mental health fundraiser, good old-fashioned movie marathon-style in honor of Robin Williams. Break out your best PJ’s & we’ll supply the popcorn! Details –> http://www.facebook.com/events/1452539678340786/Read more "#LaughSTL: Robin Williams Movie Marathon & Mental Health Fundraiser"
Originally posted on Saint Louis County DIRECT:
The St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund will be providing free crisis support services on Aug. 13 and 14, 2014. If immediate mental health assistance is needed, County residents are encouraged to contact the St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline at (314) 628-2929. St. Louis County Executive Charlie…
My heart is so heavy this week. Heavy doesn’t begin to describe it. Across town, a tension that we live with every day has bubbled to a boil and I sit in my home praying for peace, hoping for resolution, imagining the possibilities – revolution or rage – total change, equality and a new beginning […]Read more "It Comes & Goes in Waves: When suicide no longer sounds like the least painful option"
Originally posted on It's Weezybaby :
So I went to visit my mom 2 days ago, and as I was lying in her bed scrolling through my Instagram, I came across this post from Jesse Williams @ijessewilliams. I could not believe what I was looking at. I didn’t believe that it was real, so I…
This morning I held my 6 year old as he sobbed over the news on TV – race riots broke out in St. Louis last night following the killing of an unarmed African American teenager on Saturday. I’d learned of the outbreak when I’d woken up in the middle of the night and had pieced […]Read more "A Shift in Perspective: Mourning Mike Brown by shining a light on our diversity"